Publications from the Health Systems Development Group

Raven J, van den Broek, Tao FB, Kun H, Tolhurst R (2015)  The quality of childbirth care in China: women’s voices: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth. 15:113. In press.

Raven, J., P. Akweongo, A. Baba, S. O. Baine, M. Sall and S. Buzuzi (In press). "Using a human resource management approach to support community health workers: experiences from five African countries." Human Resources for Health.

Kok MC, Kane S, Tulloch OH, Ormel H, Theobald SJ, Dieleman M, Taegtmeyer M, Broerse JEW,de Koning KA. How does context influence performance of Community Health Workers in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from the literature. Health Research in Medecine Policy and Systems Mar 2015 DOI 10.1186/s12961-015-0001-3

Witter, S., J. B. Falisse, M. P. Bertone, A. Alonso-Garbayo, J. S. Martins, A. S. Salehi, E. Pavignani and T. Martineau (2015). "." Hum Resour Health 13(1): 33.

Martineau, Tim, Mirzoev, T., Pearson, S., Ha, B. T. T., Xu, Q., Ramani, K. V. and Liu, X. (2015) ''. Health Policy and Planning, Vol 30, Issue 1, pp. 111-120.

McCollum R, Otiso L, Mireku M, Theobald SJ, de Koning KA, Hussein S, Taegtmeyer M. Exploring perceptions of community health policy in Kenya and identifying implications for policy change. Health Policy and Planning, 2015 Mar 1–11 doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv007

Give C, Sidat M, Ormel H, Ndima S, McCollum R, Taegtmeyer M. Exploring competing experiences and expectations of the revitalized community health worker programme in Mozambique: an equity analysis. Accepted Human Resources for Health June 2015

McPake B, Edoka I, Sophie Witter S, Kielmann K, Taegtmeyer M, Dieleman M, Vaughan K, Gama E, Kok M, Datiko D, Otiso L,  Ahmed R, Squires N, Suraratdecha C, Cometto G. Are community-based practitioners cost-effective in LMICs? Insights from a multi-country study in Kenya, Indonesia, and Ethiopia Accepted by Bull World Health Organ June 2015

Ndima S, Sidat M, Give C, Ormel H, Kok M, Taegtmeyer M. Supervision of community health workers in Mozambique: a qualitative study of factors influencing motivation and programme implementation. Accepted by Human resources for Health July 2015

George, A, Theobald, S.Morgan,R. Hawkins., K. Molyneux, S. (2015) Snap shots from a photo competition: What does it reveal about close-to-community providers, gender and power in health systems? Accepted by Human resources for Health July 2015

Mahmud, I. Chowdhruy, S., Siddiqi, B.A., Theobald, S. Ormel, H. Jahangir, Y.T., Sarker, M & Rashid, S. (2015) Exploring the context in which different close-to-community sexual and reproductive health service providers operates in Bangladesh: a qualitative study Accepted by Human resources for Health July 2015

Percival,V. Richards, E. Maclean, T. Theobald, S.  (2014) Health Systems and Gender in Post-Conflict Contexts: Building Back Better? Conflict and Health in press MS ID 1621196128132734

Roome, Edward, Raven, Joanna and Martineau, Tim (2014) ''. Conflict and Health, Vol 8, Issue 18.

Raven, Joanna, Martineau, Tim, MacPherson, Eleanor, Baba Dieu-Merci, Amuda, Ssali, Sarah, Torr, Steve and Theobald, Sally (2014) ''. Conflict and Health, Vol 8, e15.

Ganguly P, Jehan K, de Costa A, Mavalankar D, and Smith, H (2014) Considerations of private sector obstetricians on participation in the state led “Chiranjeevi Yojana” scheme to promote institutional delivery in Gujarat, India: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:352.

Kok M, Dieleman M, Taegtmeyer M, Broerse JEW, Kane S, Ormel H, Tijm MM, de Koning K. Which intervention design factors influence performance of Community Health Workers in low and middle income countries? A systematic review. Health Policy Plan. (2014) doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu126

Mshelia, C., R. Huss, T. Mirzoev, H. Elsey, S. O. Baine, M. Aikins, P. Kamuzora, X. Bosch-Capblanch, J. Raven, K. Wyss, A. Green and T. Martineau (2013). "Can action research strengthen district health management and improve health workforce performance? A research protocol." BMJ Open 3(8): e003625.


Liu, Xiaoyun, Tang, Shenglan, Yu, Baorong, Phuong, Nguyen K., Yan, Fei, Thien, Duong D. and Tolhurst, Rachel (2012) ''. International Journal for Equity in Health, Vol 11, Issue 10.

Jehan K, Sidney K, Smith H, de Costa A. (2012)  Reproductive Health Matters 20(39):142-54.

Long Q, Zhang TH, Hemminki E, Tang XJ, Huang K, Xiao SB, Tolhurst R (2010) Utilisation, contents and costs of prenatal care under a rural health insurance (New Co-operative Medical System) in rural China: lessons from implementation. BMC Health services Research in Medecine, 10: 301.

Yu B, Meng Q, Collins C, Tolhurst R, Tang S, Yan F, Bogg L and Liu X (2010) How does the New Cooperative Medical Scheme influence health service utilization? A study in two provinces in rural China.  BMC Health Services Research in Medecine 10:116